The Rushton Center uses the High/Scope Curriculum.
The High/Scope Approach
Children and adults learn best through hands-on experiences with people, materials, events, and ideas. That principle — validated by decades of research — is the basis of High/Scope’s approach to teaching and learning.
With a range of specially designed programs, High/Scope’s Curriculum includes components for
- Infant-toddler care and education
- Pre-School education
- Early literacy
- Movement and music
- Elementary education
- Youth programs
Each individual program consists of a complete system of teaching practices, defined curriculum content areas for each topic and age group, assessment tools, and a training model. The practices and content are flexible by design, easily adapted to individual needs and institutional requirements.
The method is centered on proven, research-based strategies for learning. The High/Scope Curriculum emphasizes adult-child interaction, a carefully designed learning environment, and a plan-do-review process that strengthens initiative and self-reliance in children and young people. Teachers and students are active partners in shaping the educational experience.